Wenger says Arsenal faces 'massive' challenge to reach top 4

Posted April 17, 2017

It is still early days yet and top clubs would be unlikely to start a bidding way yet for a player that could command a huge transfer fee. Secondly, there are Premier League rules that limit how much you can add to your wage bill without increasing non-broadcasting revenue.

"You have many different opinions".

The Germany worldwide, like team-mate Alexis Sanchez, has a year left to run on his contract and there have been no breakthroughs over an agreement to extend the deal. But then you can not respect anymore any wage structure and you put the club in trouble as well.

Reports in the English press on Thursday, claimed that the Gunners are ready to make the Chile worldwide the highest-paid player in the Premier League, to ward off interest from potential suitors.

But it is a sign that, as I said a few weeks back, Wenger wants to hang on and has no intention of quitting. "Always the club has to be the priority", Wenger continued.

Yes, they have won the FA Cup twice in the last three years and find themselves in the semi-final of this years competition, but they have made zero strides in the Champions League and continue to lose their bottle when they get a sniff of the title.

Even the latter seems a daunting challenge for them as they lie seven points off fourth following a string of poor results.

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They now sit 14 points clear of Arsenal, but Pochettino is understandably more concerned about catching Chelsea than earning north London bragging rights.

"I think every club and every player has to make decisions", Wenger said, giving his strongest warning yet against taking the money.

Walcott's comments sparked fury among Arsenal fans on social media and Wenger said at his press conference on Friday that it was wrong for the England forward to make such remarks. So far, the club has ignored the "Wenger Out!" movement that has sparked protests at each match and public displays outside the Emirates Stadium. In addition, Wenger's future at the club remains in doubt with many calling for him to step down.

"We must accept that also modern life has changed a little bit", Wenger said.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that the uncertainty surrounding his future could be having an impact on the performances of his players. It is not where we have to make a choice - 'I go to China, because you earn big money'.

"His goalscoring record is good, his assists are good and I believe that the combination of goalscoring and assists always shows the quality of a player".